A revision of the threat status of New Zealand's reptiles has
shown Otago and grand skinks have recovered dramatically in
managed areas at Macraes Flat, while other populations
continue to decline.
A new tree house was a surprise for the Hayward family, who
lost their last one in a hedge fire that nearly claimed their
It will be three years before the kiwi being transferred to
Orokonui Ecosanctuary will breed.
Up to eight of New Zealand's most endangered kiwi, the Haast
tokoeka, will be rehoused in Orokonui Ecosanctuary's
predator-proof enclosure from the end of next month.
Continued dredging of Otago Harbour will make an impact on
its health but as it is a heavily modified harbour, it is a
question of what the community can live with, University of
Otago marine science Associate Professor Abby Smith says.
Farmers around the Wyndham and Kaiwera areas hardest hit by
last week's storm will be the first to be visited today by a
team offering support and food parcels.
Environment stewards, economic developers or both? Rebecca
Fox talks to retiring Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen
Cairns about the role of the local body.
A proposal by Otago Regional Council chief executive Graeme
Martin on how the council could assist in funding bulk-water
infrastructure in the region is to be developed.
Absolute rubbish" is how Otago regional councillor Duncan
Butcher describes a proposed national environmental standard
for plantation forestry.
In just eight years, Dunedin woman Pru Casey has made a
lasting impact on surf life-saving.
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